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Oct 27, 2012 2:00am EDT
vermont from irene last year. we don't want that. >> you are talking about a storm doing all of this at category 1 possibly. could it get bigger? probably doesn't get bigger. could be a small category 2. the issue is not so much it's a category 1 because it spins around and stays for a long time. there's a big high pressure ridge to the west of it. you have high pressure on one side and even a small low pressure on the other, you get a lot of wind, but we have a big low pressure and a big high pressure, so wind away from this storm. 200 miles away from the center of sandy. could have winds of 80 to 90 miles an hour. that's tremendous. that's a widespread swath of damage. >> and do you think it could affect early voting? from what you're describing, yes, right? >> i don't see how it doesn't affect early voting. we are going to have hundreds of thousands if not millions of people without power. can't get all those powerlines back up at once. it may take until wednesday or thursday to get that power back up. we're going to have coastal erosion. a million trees down from all this wind an
Oct 31, 2012 7:00pm EDT
like this comes again? >> well this was an unprecedented event. we weathered hurricane irene 14 or 15 months ago with the same emergency preparations and it didn't come close to endangering the hospital. this hospital sits 20 feet above sea level, we're actually 15 feet higher than nyu hospital next door because the terrain rises slightly here, so it was obviously not anticipated that we would get a storm surge of this magnitude, the national hurricane center was predicting even at its highest 11-foot storm surge, so clearly here out of the east river, just because of the way the waters were being pushed and the level of the wind speeds, we wound up getting a lot of water here. we've never seen anything like this at bellevue hospital. >> thank you very much. we appreciate your taking the time tonight. >>> the monumental task of removing debris and getting the lights turned back on is under way on long island, new york. complicating matter this is evening, roadways are still blocked by floodwaters and preventing about 5,000 utility workers from even starting to restore power to part
Oct 29, 2012 4:00pm PDT
, you know, when we had irene come through last year, it was -- we were preparing for a category 1 plus storm. we ordered mandatory evacuation, we shut down the subway system. the bridges, some of them were shut down when the winds kicked up. that was a hurricane and that storm came through very quickly and we were able to get through it quickly. this has now turned into a nor'easter. it was a hurricane, went to a t tropical storm, now has gone down to a nor'easter. still huge in size. these are things that we're seeing. there's a lot more -- lot of what we're seeing is more violent. we are seeing more tornadoes. it's unusual but it's the second time we ordered mandatory evacuation, probably only two times in the history of the city that's been done. since i've been here. overall, i think we got to do the things that are necessary to tell the public that this is a serious matter. we want them to be safe. >> thank you very much, joseph bruno. i'll just add to that, i have never seen manhattan like this. as i said, all the neighborhood stores are closed and the starbucks are closed. every
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